By Tim Nutbeam and Clare Bosanko
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A UK Prehospital Emergency Medicine Podcast. This podcast and associated website aims to: - Share knowledge and expertise in the field of prehospital medicine with specific reference to the UK working environment - Make this content relevant to all professional prehospital practitioners
||CleanEpisode 30: Head injury||Quite a few of our previous podcasts include content which is relevant to this Head Injury one. Why not go back and have a listen to: Episode 3: Hyperoxia Episode 20: End Tidal Carbon Dioxide Episode 28: LOST (Low Output State in Trauma) Munroe-Kellie D||29 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: Major Incidents||Another invitation to the Trauma Care Conference this year inspired us to combine two of the excellent speakers into this podcast considering major incidents. Thanks to both our speakers for sharing their talks from the conference. Trauma Care off||4 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: LOST||Cardiac arrest is the end point, it is the symptom, not the diagnosis. The pathophysiological process varies, and this is particularly relevant in trauma vs medical. In medical cardiac arrest, the pathological processes tend to affect the heart’s||16 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: Checklists||We recommend reading Atul Gawande’s book ‘The Checklist Manifesto’. It’s a well written, fascinating story about the introduction of the WHO Safer Surgery checklist and the impact it had. This link will take you straight to Amazon if you want to||9 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: Tranexamic Acid||The paper which we discuss in the interview is available open access here How does tranexamic acid work? Critical appraisal aids To understand more about hierachy of evidence and how a systematic review fits into this please have a look at these reso||18 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Tension pneumothorax 2||Where can you undertake decompression of a pneumothorax? Be particularly careful when using the 2nd intercostal space mid-clavicular line that you are sufficiently lateral. For example, here are the locations identified as ‘2nd ICS mid clavicular line||1 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Tension pneumothorax 1||Firstly, go and read Simon and Tim Harris’ great 2005 paper on the subject which we reference repeatedly in the podcast. It is available free open access here. A pneumothorax exists when air accumulates in the potential space between the visceral and||1 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Intraosseus access||The various devices which Tony discusses are: This video shows the rapidity of infusion entering the circulation from a humeral IO. This is the paper mentioned by Tony, which shows the stepwise improvement in mortality amongst combat casualties from mi||14 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: BASICS & FPHC Conference 2017 – Part 2||--||7 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: BASICS & FPHC Conference 2017 – Part 1||--||6 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: End Tidal Carbon Dioxide||Guest contributor: Lauren Weekes What is ETCO2? % or partial pressure of carbon dioxide measured somewhere near the mouth at the end of a normal exhalation (hence end tidal, end of tidal volume breath) To get a measurement the following systems need to||6 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Surgical Airway||The West Midlands surgical skills course offers cadaveric training for PHEM and EM practitioners on rare life saving procedures. Click here to go straight to their page. Anatomy The Guidelines Difficult Airway Society 2015 guidelines for management o||6 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: The Ventilator Part 2||Many apologies for the delay in the release of this podcast! A second apology is due for the sound quality – it was recorded at a ‘live’ HEMS base – this has led to lots of background noise I am afraid. We have done our best to edit this out / r||4 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Broken? Impact on the rescuer||This episode has been compiled over a year – many thanks to our four contributors, who have shared their stories and knowledge. They were interviewed at TraumaCare 2016, TraumaCare 2017 and the BASICS/FPHC Conference 2016. If you ever need to talk abo||28 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: “Blood”||There is the potential for significant controversy in this month’s episode – and we would really appreciate the feedback of the prehospital community on this one. We have held the ‘no clear fluids’ mantra close to our hearts for most of our p||23 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Paediatric Trauma & How to Do Sim||Paediatric Trauma TARN report: Severe Injury in Children Simulation ATACC:The Anaesthesia Trauma and Critical Care course Thanks to Mark Forrest (@ObiDoc) for sharing these videos: References Spurr J, Gatward J, Joshi N, Carley SD. Top 10 (+1) tips to g||4 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Thoracotomy||Details of the surgical skills course mentioned in the podcast can be found here: https://wmstc.co.uk/portfolio/phem-ess/ The Sydney HEMS Traumatic Cardiac arrest operating procedure can be viewed on their website, and there are a number of useful re||12 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: The Ventilator||Ventilation – a dark art. Difficult to be a master, easy to be average (or terrible)! This is “part 1”, which includes some of the basic (and not very basic) concepts behind ventilation. We recorded over 60 minutes of excellent content with George||2 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Breaking Bad News||YouTube videos: From the police officer’s perspective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toaA_TNwcxg From the mother’s perspective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KJZXOKStao The paper about watching resuscitation is this one: http://www.nejm.org/d||19 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Gentle Patient Handling||The paper we mentioned by Jonathan Benger and Jules Blackham can be accessed here: https://sjtrem.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1757-7241-17-44 Stable versus unstable spinal injury The location of an injury and involvement of different structure||14 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Stress Inoculation||Big thanks to Anand Swaminathan @EMSwami, Chris Nickson @precordialthump, Jesse Spurr @Inject_Orange, Chris Hicks @HumanFact0rz, and Tom Evens @doctomevens Their pre-workshop reading/listening recommendations: http://stemlynsblog.org/englishman-south-af||13 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Maternal Collapse||Apologies for the quality of the sound – we recorded in a very echo-ey office! The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) green top guideline is accessible here: https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/gtg_56.pdf We||6 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Chemical Suicide||The recent resurgence in this method of suicide has put emergency responders at a significant increase of serious injury and death. This podcast discussed the current most frequent methods of attempted and successful inhalational suicide – keep safe||19 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Sepsis||We hope you enjoyed our sepsis podcast. It is obviously a huge topic and there is lots of information to cover; a couple of other recently released podcasts are available which are produced with the Emergency Medicine community in mind, but will no doub||10 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Oxygenation||To provide a bit of balance following our earlier hyperoxia podcast, this episode we are discussing circumstances when we want to deliver extra oxygen to patients and ways to do this effectively, including an interview with Sydney HEMS Consultant Yash W||17 3 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Amputation||Welcome to PHEMCAST episode 5: Amputation One of the things we never want to have to do, but need to be prepared for. Have a listen, consider your kit, your top-cover arrangements, and when and how you may need to get this done. This podcast cover||2 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Chemical incidents||We hope you enjoyed this PHEMCast. Please feedback your comments via the blog, twitter or email us on PHEMCAST@gmail.com. The NARU video we mention in the podcast can be accessed here: http://naru.org.uk/videos/ior-nhs/ And the paper we discuss is: Chil||5 1 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Hyperoxia||Hello and welcome to our next episode – we hope you enjoy it. This episode concentrates on hyperoxia – the delivery of lots (often too much) oxygen and the harms it may cause our patients. We both had colds – many apologies for the blocked nose||6 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: The Pelvic Binder||Sorry for the slight delay releasing our “October” podcast – but here it is (note how it is cunningly labelled Episode 2)! This month we are reviewing the evidence for the pelvic binder and discussing scenarios in which it should (and should not)||5 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: September 2015: The LMA||Here it is – our very first podcast, and guess what – it is on supraglottic airways! This first episode reviews the history of the laryngeal mask airway and we discuss the relative benefits and risks of supraglottic airway devices. We’ve interview||11 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
A brilliant podcast for PHEM and EM types. Great content and put together in a superb & easy listening style, looking forward to more episodes!
Fantastic content with hugely credible team, nice to have a little bit of an academic section in this first episode too. `The length means it’s perfect for listening to in the car on a long journey or on a substantial run. Can’t wait for next month
If you're looking for a podcast to improve your knowledge and understanding of topics relevant to pre-hospital and emergency medicine then you've found it!
Just listened to the first episode and it's a fantastic mix of background, underpinning knowledge and the relevant guidelines, all presented using some really useful case based applications. The final section, on an upcoming trial, gives a fascinating insight into what's needed to produce high level research in the pre-hospital arena and provides oversight of the general levels of evidence quality.
It's a really easy listen that is pitched perfectly and I couldn't recommend it more. Looking forward to this being a regular listen on the commute to work! Get it downloaded!